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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 665–667.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Keith W. Pecor Genetic drift is an important mechanism in microevolution, but it can be more challenging to understand than other mechanisms (e.g., natural selection). This group project allows students to simulate random changes in allelic frequencies over generational time using a few simple...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 February 2016
... within teaching standards. We review three instruments that can help education researchers and educators undertake this paradigm shift. The instruments assess how biology undergraduates understand three evolutionary processes other than natural selection: genetic drift, dominance relationships among...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (2): 108–112.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Marcel Robischon Genetic drift is a concept of population genetics that is central to understanding evolutionary processes and aspects of conservation biology. It is frequently taught using rather abstract representations. I introduce three real-life zoological examples, based on historical and...